Title: Family FireworksAuthor: alisannePairing(s): Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood, Dudley Dursley/OFCChallenge: Written for the 2014 mini_fest fest. Prompt: #47: Either Harry and/or someone close to him runs into the Dursleys after the war (while Christmas shopping in Oxford Street, or queuing for the Christmas Eve concert in King's College in Cambridge, or at a street party during Hogmanay in Edinburgh – you pick!). What happens? Fluff, angst or typical British awkwardness ensues.Word Count/Art Medium: 1605Rating: GContains (Highlight to view): *Fluffy family reunion.*Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.Notes: Thanks to my beta readers, sevfan and emynn, and to the fest mods for their assistance. Thanks also to hiddenhibernian for the fun prompt!I have no idea if fireworks are actually a part of the holiday celebrations on Oxford Street, but let’s pretend they are for the purposes of this story, yes? :)Summary: Unplanned family reunions can be awkward, but they can also be wonderful.Read Family Fireworks on LJ/IJ/DW.
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Title: Wedding PullAuthor: alisanneRating: RPairing: Dudley Dursley/Greg Goyle, Severus Snape/Harry Potter (background).Summary: Dudley hates wedding, although maybe this one is special. Word Count: 1045Genre: EroticaWarnings: Food porn. A/N: Written for hp_may_madness's 2014 fest. Day four prompt(s) used: Mint and food porn (liquid cheesecake included for the mod). The pairing was inadvertently suggested by birdsofshore. ;)Beta: Unbetaed. Poke me if you see anything. Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.Read Wedding Pull on LJ/IJ/DW.
Darling Dudley-Redeemers! Your mods were so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love during the 2013 fest that we songquake plumb forgot to give you your participant banners! So, with abject apologies (we know how much you were hoping to get prettyness up with your fics), we present them to you now. ( Your rewards, O Redeemers! In reverse-alphabetical order!Collapse )We'll also be sending you an email letting you know about this post (since people seem to drop off LiveJournal more and more, and don't always return). Thanks for your forbearance, everyone!
Are you ready to look, Dudley, and see what all the nice people have made for you this year?In alphabetical order by title, here they are!( Masterlist 2013Collapse )And with that, Petunia now dons her best frock in order to declare this year's fest closed. You are free to post elsewhere, while still free to comment and to respond to comments. Thank you to everyone for playing so nicely (unlike that time when that awful Malcolm boy came round and poor Dudders ended up being forced to have a tantrum).Just before we go, though, because we all know how much Dud likes to count up his gifts, here are a few statistics.( StatsCollapse )
Th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all folks!Yesterday's lovely long fic marks the end of posting for the 2013 dudley_redeemed fest. Here's the week two round-up to help you to catch up with all your reading before we post the Masterlist next week and declare the party over.GENPodfic: Cocktail Hour by sisi_rambles. Rating PG-13. 13 mins.Fic: The Past that Haunts Us by masteroftrouble. Rating PG. 3,000 words.HETFic: Stripped Bare by anguis_1 (Dudley/Hermione). Rating R. 7,000 words.SLASHFic: English Summer Rain by wwmrsweasleydo (Dudley/Charlie). Rating R. 6,000 words.Second Cup by katmarajade (Dudley/Draco). Rating PG-13. 12,000 words.Word counts have been rounded up. Don't forget to comment and to respond to comments. Thank you!
Title: Second CupAuthor: katmarajadePrompt: Coffee Shop FicPairing: Dudley/Draco (with sides of Zacharias/Marietta & Angelina/Alicia)Rating: PG-13Warning(s): Some language; discussion and a brief, non-graphic scene of bullying; excessive caffeine.Word count: 11,867Summary: Down on his luck, Dudley finds his second chance in a most unexpected place: a coffee shop owned by Zach and Marietta. He learns how to roast coffee beans, make a mean macchiato, and that he’s not the only one struggling to move on from past mistakes. Author's notes: Many thanks to the mods for hosting this party and for being extremely patient with my delays and frazzled emails. Thanks also to aigooism for looking this over and general cheerleading, wwmrsweasleydo for her detailed beta and britpick, starsandgraces for cheerfully answering a bajillion britpicky questions, my many f-listers who helped me come up with all the coffee drinks in here, browngirl for her guidance on Angelina’s hair, and also my husband, who betaed this like the hero he is (even though I don’t think he cares one bit whether Dudley is redeemed or not!) Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them.Mod note: Posted to Dreamwidth because of LJ's length restrictions.Second Cup on Dreamwidth
Title: The Past that Haunts UsAuthor/Artist: masteroftroublePrompt: #57 submitted by janejenajeny: Under all that brawn is a whole lot of brain. Write me a story where Dudley grows up to become some sort of intellectual. A professor, writer, doctor, scientist, etc. Pairing, or gen: Gen, Dudley & James, past Dudley/unnamed female magical characterRating: PG (there are small bits of language, but nothing horrible)Warning(s): touch of angst, (mentioned) main character deaths, family abandonmentWord count/medium: a little over 3kSummary/Excerpt: He couldn't handle it when his first daughter received a Hogwart's letter. He hadn't noticed the signs, hadn't seen her freakish nature. He's turned his back and left them and hasn't looked back since. At least, not until a very stubborn squib shows up in his class.Author's or Artist's notes: Wow, hi random angst that came with this. I didn't expect that when I first grabbed this prompt, but Dudley does what Dudley wants! Characters who died are not the main characters of this fic, but they are of the HP series, so I figured the warning was appropriate. I'm sorry if this is nowhere near what you wanted.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them. ( The Past that Haunts UsCollapse )
Title: English Summer RainAuthor/Artist: wwmrsweasleydoPrompt: Own. A sequel to Just Another Nancy Boy?Pairing, or gen: Dudley/CharlieRating: RWarning(s): Brief and mild homophobia and Muggle-phobia, boxing, references to oral sex and other sexual acts.Word count/medium: 6,000Summary/Excerpt: "Ron and his friends are meeting up in the Leaky Cauldron tonight. You should go along, take your mind off things." Molly thrust a pile of wet plates at him and he pulled out his wand to dry them. Then she waggled her eyebrows and he sighed inwardly. "Maybe meet someone there." Charlie's spending a summer in England, but he's damned if he's going to settle there like his mother wants him to. He's not expecting to meet someone who'll make him question that decision.The events of Just Another Nancy Boy? and after, told from Charlie's POV. This story stands alone, though, and you don't need to have read the other.Author's or Artist's notes: Still no actual explicit smut, but hopefully this provides a more satisfying ending to my previous dudley_redeemed fic.A thousand 'thank you's to emansil_12 for everything including twizzlers, but specifically for the beta.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them. The title and quoted lyrics are taken from the Placebo song of the same name.( English Summer RainCollapse )
Title: Cocktail HourAuthor: pretty_pantherPodficcer: sisi_ramblesPairing, or gen: GenRating: PG-13Warning(s): NALink to text : hereAuthor's Summary: No one wants to work in a bar or restaurant when the Ministry is crying out for fresh minds and faces, or when people can start up their own businesses in the ruins of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. This is problematic, to say the least, for Hannah Abbot who was quite able to start up her own business in taking over the Leaky Cauldron but now finds herself struggling to actually staff it.Podficcer's notes: Thanks to pretty_panther for the permission and margi_lynn for the listen.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them.( Cocktail Hour (Podfic!)Collapse )
Title: Stripped BareAuthor: Anguis (anguis_1)Prompt: #54: Dudley is a strippergram. He gets booked by a group of witches.Pairing: Dudley/HermioneRating: RWarning(s): EWEWord count: 6,612 wordsSummary/Excerpt: Stripping tended to make Dudley turn introspective (far more than pubs or churches ever had).Dudley's a strippergram, Hermione’s turning thirty, Ginny and Lavender want to see bulging biceps, and Luna has an idea.Author's notes: A small apology to wwmrsweasleydo, as the “nice big noisy group of canon witches” turned out to be much quieter than you were probably expecting. Also, much thanks for modly patience with me!Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them.( Stripped BareCollapse )
It's Saturday, so we are not posting today. Dudley and Piers are off to watch the match in the pub and eat chips 'n' cheese. In order to help you to spend this time catching up with all the Dudlirific goodness, here is a round-up of what we have posted so far. Dudley loves attention, so please leave him some comments so he can see that he's getting it!GENFic: Finding the Way Home by liliths_requiem. Rating: PG. 2,500 words.Script & Fic: Outtakes and Takeaways by wemyss. Rating: PG-13. 4,000 words.HETFic: Holding Out for... by lash_larue (Dudley/Lavender). Rating: PG13. 6,500 words.SLASHFic: This Tree Grows from Ash and Dust by wellhalesbells (Draco/Dudley, Unrequited Harry/Draco). Rating: R. 9,000 words.The Night Out by imera (Dudley/Piers). Rating: PG. 2,000 words.SOLOArt: How to Clean a French Horn by notearchiver. Rating: NC-17.Word counts have been rounded up.Remember that because this round is not anonymous creators are free to respond to comments.Enjoy your Saturday!
Title: The Night OutAuthor/Artist: imeraPrompt: #75, submitted by chokolattejedi: Dudley has been hiding his attraction to boys all his life, because Vernon established early on that his son was not to be in any way freakish. Eventually, however, he can't stand to hide any longer, and he has a choice to make.Pairing, or gen: Dudley/PiersRating: GWarning(s): anxietyWord count/medium: 1926 wordsSummary/Excerpt: Living by himself changed everything. Dudley was finally able to explore himself; little did he know where that would take him. Finally he could live his life as he wanted, even if it was a secret life.Author's or Artist's notes: I love a kinder Dudley.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them. ( The Night OutCollapse )
Title: Outtakes and TakeawaysAuthor/Artist: Wemyss (GMW Wemyss)Prompt: No. 37 from 2012 (my own, as it happened): 'After the war, Harry and Draco felt they ought to help, respectively, Dudley and Greg Goyle to heal. No one suspected that Greg and Dud should become the Muggle-Magical equivalent of the Hairy Bikers. (Recipes encouraged.)'Pairing, or gen: Gen, with side H/G and D/A followed by H/D, Scorpius-and-the-Asp, and canon(-ish) pairings: none of which are at all material, or, really noticeable.Rating: BBFC 12A, or PG if you're tolerant.Warning(s): You'll be hungry. No, I mean that: do not read this if you are on a diet, truly. And, yes, the recipes do work.Word count/medium: 4177 or so.Summary/Excerpt: Greg and Dud had a fair bit in common. Particularly in their vexed relationships with fathers and food.Author's or Artist's notes: Long notes? From me? Perish the thought. Do note, this is not quite my usual Dudley (or ensemble). But near enough. Some recipes adapted from The Great British Kitchen's Great British Cookbook. I am indebted to B and F for editing, and a gag or two. I am indebted to hereditary pig-headedness for all remaining errors.Mod's Note: This has been posted on dreamwidth; commenting is enabled both there and here.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them.
Title: This Tree Grows from Ash and DustAuthor/Artist: wellhalesbellsPrompt: #31 from the 2012 list: Recovery, healing, protection, safety, hurt/comfort. Any pair (as long as DH happened - can be ewe)Pairing: Draco/Dudley, Unrequited Harry/DracoRating: RWarning(s): Unrequited, Somewhat Intense Descriptions of Injury, Mild Tattoo Kink, Draco is a Card Shark, Slight Voyeurism, Pining, Concurrent with DHWord count: 8.800Summary: “You’re—” the man coughed and it was an awful rattling sound, “You’re Potter’s bloody protection?”Author's notes: Thank yous must go to Emmy, for cheering me on to finish every step of the way and to JJ for the quick brit-pick and beta and kind words and, most importantly, for teaching me of trackies! Trackies, that is all. Any remaining mistakes are my own because I am dumb.Disclaimer: Harry Potter and all associated characters and settings remain the intellectual property of JK Rowling and her associates. We are very grateful for permission to play with them.( This Tree Grows from Ash and DustCollapse )